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Anyone running 15x12 rims?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JohnnyFresno, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. JohnnyFresno

    JohnnyFresno 1/2 ton status

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    I wanted to see some pics if yah got any of 35's on 15x12 rims. Was wondering what to go with 15x10 or 15x12? What are the pro's and con's of going with a wider rim?

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    Johnny
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hmmm......Why do ya want to do this? Running 15x12's will make the rim stick out further than the sidewall on the tire. The rim will bouce offo f the rocks, stumps and whatever other trial obsticles to run accross. With 35x12.50's....I would think a 15x10 would be about the max I'd run. I run the 15x8's for the extra sideall prtection and to squeeze all the height I can out of my 33's. /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> Pro - looks cool if that's what your into. Most people are not into that look, although I have a freind who has run 15x14 rims with 35x12.5s /forums/images/icons/confused.gif.
    Cons - Looks stupid to everyone else, doesn't protect the rim edge, the tire can blow a bead alot easier. Oh yeah, and guys who actually take their trucks off road wil immeadiately think "poser" when they see them.

    If you were running 15" wide tires they would work, although I still run 10" wide rims qith my 38x15s. I would go to 12s with an 18" wide tire though.</font color>
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Shaggy's got you covered on options. FWIW, I run 42x15.5s on 15x8 rims.
     
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    hey now I don't have to post my question,LOL I am getting 38 x 15 x 15 and was going to ask if I should go with 12's or 10's and after seeing your pics, I am gonna have to say 10's.... until I get a wild hair and go to 44 x 19's LMAO/forums/images/icons/wink.gif/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    Hey, i've got 35x12.5s on a 15x15 rim. Its turned out well, but i wish i had thinner rims to gain a little bit more height.
     
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    <font color="green"> Do you have any pictures of that setup that you can share with us? </font color>
     
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    I would stay with 10's. I had my 40's on 10's worked great. 12 are to wide for 35's
     
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    Thanks for the info guys! I wasnt sure eactly how wide they were. So I'll be getting the 15x10's /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Pics of 35x12.5 claws on 15x12's [image]http://coloradok5.com/gallery/TheBeast/aac[/image]
    Stock ralley's widened 4" to 12". "Borrowing" them from a friend. He had the tires mounted to them when I bought them from him. I ran 33 12.5's on simular rims. Had 12's with 35 15.5 tsx on a different truck.
     

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